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Biomedical engineering

Sean Cleary, Copy Editor

November 4, 2016

NDSU and UND will be offering joint graduate programs in biomedical engineering beginning in fall 2017. The programs will be the first of their kind in the state of North Dakota. “This joint program is the perfect model of how our diverse faculty expertise from UND and NDSU can work together to...

Presidential election has implications in higher education

Sean Cleary, Copy editor

October 28, 2016

With a long campaign nearing its conclusion, UND students will have the chance to vote on Nov. 8 to elect the next president of the United States. In a campaign that has grown increasingly contentious between the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, policy differences have not usually been at the forefr...

GI Bill changes

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

October 28, 2016

Changes being considered to the GI Bill would leave veteran aviation students tight on funding, if the bill creating them is passed into law. Congressional bill H.R. 3014, or the Veterans Employment, Education, and Healthcare Improvement Act, takes inspiration from several previous bills. H.R. 3014 and the pr...

Former contestant on America’s Next Top Model speaks to students at UND

Former contestant on America’s Next Top Model speaks to students at UND

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer

October 28, 2016

Tuesday night in the Memorial Union Ballroom, UND Catholic brought Leah Darrow to campus to speak about her decision to change her life and journey toward a Catholic faith. Darrow’s message was titled, “Made for More: What I Wish Every College Student Knew.” Darrow gained national attention with her pa...

Doctors, nurses and survivors discuss Human Papilloma Virus

Doctors, nurses and survivors discuss Human Papilloma Virus

Journey Gontjes, Staff Writer

October 25, 2016

Rosy Dub, a nurse at UND Student Health Services, says discussions with patients about getting vaccinated has become a regular occurrence. “As healthcare providers it is our responsibility to educate people on the vaccination,” Dub said. “Also, outside the medical office it is important to do what...

Diversity council

Sean Cleary, Copy editor

October 25, 2016

University policy regarding issues of race and diversity on campus will receive increased scrutiny over the next several months. Early last week, the Diversity Advisory Council held its first meeting. The council was formed by President Kennedy following racially charged Snapchat photos posted at t...

Fire safety week

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

October 18, 2016

The Grand Forks Fire Department was busy all last week spreading awareness about fire prevention. Oct. 9-15 was proclaimed as Fire Prevention Week, part of a national effort to spread awareness about fire safety. An annual event, the week usually occurs around the first few weeks of October. In Grand ...

Advocating the need for social justice

Haley Olson, Staff Writer

October 18, 2016

Veteran of civil rights and workers’ rights movements, social justice advocate and activist Rosalyn Pelles appeared at UND on Oct. 13, 2016 in room 113 located in the Education building. Pelles addressed activism and how it works. More specifically from the past, the present, and the future of advoc...

Refusing labels

Refusing labels

Haley Olson, Staff Writer

October 18, 2016

Guest speaker host "Beyond Binaries" at University of North Dakota Robyn Ochs spoke to students on Oct. 12, 2016 at the Wilkerson Commons about the LGBT community. Ochs is a speaker, teacher, writer and activist regarding sexuality, gender identity and human rights. Oct. 11 was National Coming Out Day. ...

Multipurpose materials

Matt Eidson, News Editor

October 14, 2016

University of North Dakota Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Surojit Gupta has his own futuristic vision: an engine that doesn’t need oil. Gupta recently started a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the U.S. Army Research Lab worth about $360,000 over three years. Per th...

Ballot Measures: a primer for students

Sean Cleary, Copy editor

October 14, 2016

When North Dakotans head to the polls this November, they will have more to vote on than just a local, state and national candidates. On the flip side of the ballot will be five ballot measures, giving voters the chance to directly weigh on whether the proposed measure becomes law. Measures 1 and 2...

Camelot on campus

Camelot on campus

Sean Cleary, Copy editor

October 14, 2016

Inspired by JFK, President Mark Kennedy settles in at UND For the twelfth time in 133 years, UND has inaugurated a new leader. President Mark Kennedy was officially inaugurated as president of UND this past Monday at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. The event was presided over by Rebecca Weaver-Hightower...

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